Saturday, March 14, 2015

Follow That Dream

What a whirlwind. 2015 has already been the longest, and most definitely the best, year so far. And I didn't really think many years would ever top 2011 for me. I am absolutely exhausted, and absolutely delighted. The best metaphor I have been sharing with those who ask is I feel like all of the hard work on Dogwood Brides was like growing a baby, we gave birth to it last weekend, and now have to figure out how to raise it! DB really is my baby, and a labor of love, sweat, and tears. Yes, many tears. My poor husband!

I am almost in a bit of shock that it all happened so fast. Bonnie and I talked about it forever, but when we really put our heads together and started bringing DB to life in early January it still wasn't very real to me. We set a launch date of March 7, but it still felt unreal to me that we were actually going to share our work with the world. I have learned so much in the past two and a half months, but most of all I have been able to continue confirming why I have never been 100% jazzed about any job description I have read. Because I am someone meant to create. Because the perfect job does not exist. You must create it.

Natalie Jayne Photography
If we thought the late nights editing posts and navigating html and coding to get things set up was hard, now comes the really hard part. Continuing to work our day-jobs and balancing Dogwood Brides. Having the drive to pour every ounce of my energy and time into something that I can only work on early in the morning, late at night, and on my lunch break. Now comes the trickiness of finding my perfect job, but not getting to fully pursue it. Just yet, that is.

But even with all of that, I am so incredibly happy friends. All of these things that I've wanted to do--I started doing them! I took the leap of faith, I put myself out there, and now I have a ton of work to do to keep it going--but could not be more excited about it.

Hopefully you've had the chance to check it out, but if you haven't head over to Dogwood Brides and give yourself a tour! All of our social media is listed at the top if you'd like to follow along. I promise you'll find a whole lot of pretty, and helpful information from all of our feeds.

So here's to all of the other big dreamers out there. To every bright-eyed girl with a passion to create something new in this world. Roll up your sleeves and take the first step. Because crossing off "Pursue my entrepreneurial dreams" on my Life List is absolutely surreal, and I cannot wait to see where life will take me next!

And I owe you a few more updates soon, like how my 2015 goals are going (trust me, not like this in every area!) and the first two months from Project 365. I'll be back soon...

1 comment:

Anna Young said...

Congratulations! The site looks beautiful and I'm sure you'll be an amazing success!